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Craig Cannon grew up in a musical family that taught him the importance of party culture and social dancing. He was one of the foundational DJs who laid the groundwork for the development of house music culture from underground disco culture in Chicago. He began his DJ career spinning at private parties held in the South Shore apartments of Black gay men, as well as at downtown Chicago hotels, and went on to spin at legendary underground discos like The Ritz and Jeffrey Pub.
Columbia College Chicago
House Music, Chicago, Illinois, The Ritz, Jeffrey Pub, disc jockey
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African American Studies | Gender and Sexuality | History | Latina/o Studies | Music | Regional Sociology
Salkind, Micah, "Interview with Craig Cannon" (2014). Chicago House Music Oral History Project. 8.